Summary of Tiffany Springs Park Trail-N. Childress to N. Hampton

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Organization: Kansas City, MO
Contact person: Jordan Cline
Phone: 8165137563
Organization address: 4600 E 63rd St
  Kansas City, MO    64130

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Tiffany Springs Park Trail-N. Childress to N. Hampton
G8.2 Project description: Constructing a trail from N Childress across Tiffany Springs Park to N Hampton Rd.
G8.3 Project contact: Jordan Cline
G1. Project Type: Non-Motorized Transportation - Recreation Trails
G2. Funding Stream: TAP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Platte
G6. Project municipality: 1. Kansas City, MO 2. Platte County
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? Yes
Platte County and KCMO have been partnering on all trails in Platte County. For this project, KCMO will construct the improvement and then Platte County will provide amenities.
G8.4 Purpose and need: Rte 152 has no facility for non-motorized users. Project will connect activity centers (Park and Zona Rosa) and provide better access for transit users to those centers. Part of a system which will eventually connect Platte City to downtown KCMO.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
N Childress
NW Hampton Rd
G10. Functional Classification: Freeway/Expressway
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? Yes   Decade:   2010
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
Trails KC Plan, Northland Vision Trails Plan adopted by Platte and Clay Counties, KCI Area Plan, MARC Complete Streets Policy
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
Project has received funding for design from KCMO capital improvements sales tax. The KCMO Council district that the project is in has around $3M available yearly to spend. In the past 5 years, the district has funded and finished the Line Creek Trail and 3 miles of the Route 152 Trail. Council has commited to provide the match in FY16.
G14. Planning stage: Preliminary Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? Under Review
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: In process
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
Supports Clean Air Action Plan by providing a non-motorized option parallel to 152 which has no bike/ped facility. Supports CQP and activity centers by connecting the Barry/I-29 district to residences and Tiffany Springs Park. Supports MetroGreen by linking Line Creek w/future Brush Creek system and provides cyclists connections from Downtown to Platte City. Trails KC Plan called for MetroGreen corridor to be moved to this corridor. In TO 2040 as part of KC’s bike/ped program.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: This project will allow those who do not have, or cannot afford, a vehicular means of transportation, access to Tiffany Springs Park and its amenities.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: Numerous public meetings (Northland Trails Vision, Trails KC, KCI Area plan) over time have been held to discuss the 152 Trail. City will meet with impacted property owners to seek input into the design of the project. The Trails KC plan had a series of public meetings and was approved by the Citys Plan Commission, and adopted by the City Council.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: City will continue to hold public meetings through Northland Trails Vision, Trails KC, and KCI Area Plan to discuss the trail as it develops to engage as much of the public as possible.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- Complete Street Design--------------- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- ------------Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ---------------- ----Tree PreservationUnique Community Characteristics
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: This trail will allow pedestrians motor-less transportation access between parks and transit centers which contributes to healthier active living and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The project intends to keep as much existing native vegetation as possible, and will require the planting of native trees, shrubs, and grasses to mitigate environmental impact whenever the existing vegetation has to be removed.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
Project will improve walkability
Project will improve transit access or mobility
Project will improve bicycle access or mobility
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers Project will improve walkability
Project will improve transit access or mobility
Project will improve bicycle access or mobility
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
Kansas City is identified as an environmental justice city. This project is not in an environmental justice area because the census tracts are rather large and are not as defined and clustered as EJ areas in the urban core are. It will connect to the 152/Line Creek Trail systems which serve EJ areas. This will provide EJ areas access to Tiffany Springs Park which a regional recreational facility.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
Currently access to Tiffany Springs Park is by vehicle only. This project will provide non-motorized access to the park reducing vehicle trips for folks to get to the park for sports activities or hiking/biking in the park. Connects to the bike lanes on Amity which connect to ATA Routes 129, 142, 231
G27. Natural Resource information: No major stream crossings. City has a stream buffer ordinance w/mitigation requirements > than USACE 404 permits. City will plant native trees along the trail for shade/heat reduction. Cleared brush will be left on-site for use as habitat restoration and to reduce emissions from removal. Native grasses will be planted along the trail for restoration. Will plant over 200 trees and native seeding along path to mitigate any tree removal.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: Portions of the trail will be designed to go avoid stream buffers to preserve that area. Project will remove any visible invasive honeysuckle along the project and within the right of way. Invasive honeysuckle is creeping into the Brush Creek watershed and all KCMO trail projects have removed as much of the species on public land as possible. Will plant over 200 trees and native seeding along path.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: Trails KC Plan, Northland Vision Trails Plan adopted by Platte and Clay Counties, KCI Area Plan, MARC Complete Streets Policy
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No Retaining walls will be necessary in a couple of spots and the City will use recycled concrete blocks for the wall. City used these for a section of the Line Creek Trail completed in early 2010. If needed near trail ends, solar lighting will be used for lighting. Cleared brush will be left on-site for use as small habitat restoration and to reduce emissions caused from hauling natural waste material off-site and disposing of.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
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Project Financial Information

TAP Federal amount: 500  (Thousands of $)
TAP Match amount: 200  (Thousands of $)
TAP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: PIAC Funds
Explain: PIAC funds come from a sales tax in Kansas City, Missouri and are used to help fund important projects throughout each of the 6 Council Districts in the city.
Scope Change: The scope would change in terms of the length of the trail but the intention and function of the trail would remain the same.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 5  %
Transit: 5  %
Bike: 40  %
Pedestrian: 40  %
Other: 10  %

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Kyle Frakes said...

This trail should be a high priority and will provide an important connection point for cyclist from Platte City to KC. Currently the only route in this area is to take Hampton road to east Barry road which is quite dangerous for in experienced cyclists. This trail will allow access to Old Tiffany springs road and serve as an important connection to other safe bike routes. We need trails and bike routes that connect and provide safe transportation alternatives and this project will help do that.

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